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A Better Way to Link Share-Go For The Truth

I was looking for a neat new Twitter background in a winter theme, something no one else had, and came across  Check this out.  Then you can find some pretty narley scenes at the site after the read.  Cool.

Stop Searching The Bible. Go Straight To The Truth

Dec 10, 2009 Author: godvertiser | Filed under: Social Media, Thumbs Up

Over the last couple of months I’ve been working on a little web-app to help me look up Bible references quickly.

I used to have to figure out which site had the translation I’d like to look-up; then go to that site; then input the Scripture reference; then use the drop downs to find the translations, and finally submit.

If I wanted to send the link to a friend via email, facebook, twitter, or even in live worship chat during church online, I’d have to take some additional steps – open up, or some other favorite URL shortcut services out there. Copy the long URL from the Bible site, paste it into the shortcut generator. Submit. Copy the short-cut url, and viola. FINALLY, I had something I could pass on.

This just didn’t seem efficient. I simply thought that there must be a better way.

I couldn’t find anything much better, so I decided to just create it.

So here I am introducing the “BETA” version of No more searching, waiting, submitting, copy/pasting, etc. whenever you are looking up Bible verses online.

This new web app is a 1-Step Bible Look-Up Web App. Basically, find the Scripture reference you want in the translation you want IN ONE LINE — straight from the URL.

 Here’s how it works:


Just add ANY Scripture after the main url:

Just TRY IT to understand how this works. Try clicking on some of these:

If you want a specific Bible translation see how all you have to do is add the abbreviation after the verse? Over 30 different popular translations are supported right now and more to come.

Speaking of abbreviations, it will accomodate most common abbreviations for books of the Bible too. ie. Matt, Mk, Lk, Jn, Gen, Rev, 1cor, 2cor, etc.

One you get the Bible verse, you’ll notice in the header bar, an EMAIL LINK, TWITTER LINK, (and FACEBOOK LINK to come). In addition, a short-cut URL is automatically generated for the specific verse ranges and translations you just looked-up if you want to copy/paste for any other use.

This has been pretty useful for mobile web browsing since connections are not as zippy as on a desktop usually and you want to minimize as many steps as possible.

NOTE: This *IS* a beta version – we’re continuing to update it as we go along and there might be some glitches while we polish it up. If you come across any issue, please leave a comment here or send me a tweet ( with the details.

Let me know what you think! Please leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Let ME know too, with your comments here!

December 28, 2009 Posted by | Christian, Culture | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Wall Cannot Withstand Faith, Truth, Freedom

Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989

The Berlin Wall was erected as the totalitarian response to keeping “East Germans” inside the communist territory of the Marshall plan’s designated areas after WWII.  It is a scar big enough we can see it from space.  Apropos today with our own socialist dramas and patriotic diatribes, this event and its symbol’s demise seems significant.

The Post-Standard 11-10-1989

On June 12, 1987, United States President Ronald Reagan spoke at the German capitol of Berlin in what was to become one of history’s most prestigious freedom speeches of all time.  We are  familiar with the phrase,  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”, but there is perhaps more value in the rest of the speech.  Read on…

There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

 This Wall Cannot Withstand Faith, Truth, Freedom

 Like that most famous quotation, these prophetic lines show too that successful statesmen must be sober realists about men’s ideals:

[…] In a word, I would submit that what keeps you in Berlin is love–love both profound and abiding.President Ronald Reagan's -Tear Down this Wall- Speech June 12, 1987, in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. Photo from the German Missions to the United States

Perhaps this gets to the root of the matter, to the most fundamental distinction of all between East and West. The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront.

Years ago, before the East Germans began rebuilding their churches, they erected a secular structure: the television tower at Alexander Platz. Virtually ever since, the authorities have been working to correct what they view as the tower’s one major flaw, treating the glass sphere at the top with paints and chemicals of every kind. Yet even today when the Sun strikes that sphere–that sphere that towers over all Berlin–the light makes the sign of the cross. There in Berlin, like the city itself, symbols of love, symbols of worship, cannot be suppressed.

As I looked out a moment ago from the Reichstag, that embodiment of German unity, I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner, “This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.” Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.

And just as the wall of communism failed in Germany in front of our eyes twenty years ago today, the wall of socialist totalitarianism will fail in America!  “This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.”  It cannot withstand FAITH; it cannot withstand TRUTH. The wall cannot withstand FREEDOM!

Apropos today with our own socialist dramas and patriotic diatribes, this event and its symbol’s demise seems significant.  Why do you think the timing of the HC bills just happens to be pushed now?  Is it a coincidence as regards this historical event?  Is it purely because the politicians want to get passage before the Christmas holiday?  Explain. 

November 9, 2009 Posted by | 1st Amendment, Christian, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

White House says Town Hall protests ‘Manufactured’

What’s the old song about the seasons?  They “turn, turn, turn.”  Here’s another example of Democrats not liking the truth so they want to change it, and their mantra is “spin, spin, spin.”  Rep. Llloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and the Democratic National Committee have dismissed the protests as ‘mob rule’ (DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse, per FOX article).  Just as when the govt-seduced-media either didn’t report on, or mis-reported significantly low numbers attending Tax Day Tea Parties across the nation and stated the gatherings were ‘staged’ by the RNC and ‘extremist’ groups, the White House is now claiming that the current crop of TH meetings set up over the August break are beset with fake protesters.  It’s not like the Obamaites would ever stage a fake TH themselves…  The truth hurts boys, because it sets you free and that’s called LIBERTY!

News Links:

Angry Protesters Confront Democratic Lawmakers at Health Care Town Halls
WH spokesman Robert Gibbs accused Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, as the ‘ringleader’ in this ‘manufacture’ of protesters.

Rick Scott responds to White House delusion that town hall outrage is “manufactured”

'First Amendment Rights' ‘First Amendment Rights’
Shouts of “READ THE BILL!” welcomed home lawmakers this weekend in Green Bay, WI.  Citizens frustrated that the govt. not listening.

The following links are from the Conservatives for Patients’ Rights site:

Town Hall Alert

View the listof upcoming Congressional Town Hall meetings where you can go and share your views on healthcare reform.

View the videosfrom the Congressional Town Hall meetings where constituents voice their concerns on healthcare reform.

Nationwide Recess Rally

“Many of the original groups behind are joining together for the Nationwide Recess Rally. This is a collaborative effort to make it known that we will not stand for socialized, government controlled healthcare.”  For more information, please visit the Nationwide Recess Rally homepage.

Free Health Care Fixes

Read Three Free Fixes for Health Care Costs

From the CPR blog:

Patients Forced To Live In Agony After NHS Refuses To Pay For Painkilling Injections
Laura Donnelly – The Telegraph

The Government’s drug rationing watchdog says “therapeutic” injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known. Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.Specialists fear tens of thousands of people, mainly the elderly and frail, will be left to suffer excruciating levels of pain or pay as much as £500 each for private treatment. The NHS currently issues more than 60,000 treatments of steroid injections every year. NICE said in its guidance it wants to cut this to just 3,000 treatments a year, a move which would save the NHS £33 million. But the British Pain Society, which represents specialists in the field, has written to NICE calling for the guidelines to be withdrawn after its members warned that they would lead to many patients having to undergo unnecessary and high-risk spinal surgery. Dr Christopher Wells, a leading specialist in pain relief medicine and the founder of the NHS’ first specialist pain clinic, said it was “entirely unacceptable” that conventional treatments used by thousands of patients would be stopped.

Congress’ Own Health Care Benefits: Membership Has Its Privileges
Mark A. Barabak and Faye Fiore – Truthout
Lawmakers can choose among several plans and get special treatment at federal medical facilities. In 2008, taxpayers spent about $15 billion to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents. Too much, too fast, too expensive. Those are some of the objections lawmakers have thrown up against the healthcare overhaul Democrats are attempting on Capitol Hill. But many feel Congress is out of touch. How, they wonder, can lawmakers empathize with the underinsured or those lacking insurance when they receive a benefits package — heavily subsidized by taxpayers — that most Americans can only envy? Among the advantages: a choice of 10 healthcare plans that provide access to a national network of doctors, as well as several HMOs that serve each member’s home state. By contrast, 85% of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees one type of plan. Take it or leave it. Lawmakers also get special treatment at Washington’s federal medical facilities and, for a few hundred dollars a month, access to their own pharmacy and doctors, nurses and medical technicians standing by in an office conveniently located between the House and Senate chambers.

Ten Reasons Why America’s Health Care System Is In Better Condition Than You Might Suppose.
Scott W. Atlas – Hoover Institution
Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world. Economists, government officials, insurers, and academics beat the drum for a far larger government role in health care. Much of the public assumes that their arguments are sound because the calls for change are so ubiquitous and the topic so complex. Before we turn to government as the solution, however, we should consider some unheralded facts about America’s health care system. To read the complete list follow this link.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, 1st Amendment, Agenda of the Left, Constituional Issues, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Politics, Wake Up | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment